Indoor gardening has proven to be a wonderful companion to my personal growth process. I've been paying attention to how I interact with my plants as they grow, and have been been observing similar themes playing out in my life as I interact with myself and others. This post shares just one small example of that.
I almost threw this plant in the trash the other day because it was having an issue that frankly I just didn't want to deal with. But thankfully a great friend talked me out of my rash decision and talked me through the simple resolution to the issue. Such is life, sometimes things feel too difficult or overwhelming. People who are highly sensitive or introverted just experience some types of situations differently. What feels like no big deal to some, can be a huge burden of stress to someone else.
And to be honest, I've been on both sides of this. I've been labeled as the one "making too big a deal out of 'nothing'" and I've also been the one wondering why someone else is making such a big deal out of nothing. Because different situations cause different reactions in different people at different times. And that's reality. I've been working to get better at being compassionate with myself when I'm the one stressing out, and compassionate with others when they are the ones stressing out. It takes practice, but what a difference it makes in the relationship we have with others, and with ourself.